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Comment Re:Scaremongering. (Score 1) 139

It's all bogus anyway, a blackhole conserves mass, charge and momentum, so
1, how would you be able to tell a blackhole created out of a proton from a proton as our definition of a proton is basically a thingy with a certain resting mass and charge!
2, the lorenz tranformations, depending on how you look at the thingy it could be a blackhole if its coming at you on axis, a proton if its off axis and if it's on a parallel path a blackhole that changes into a proton then back into a blackhole;
So does that mean that the Universe goes puff only if your travelling in the right direction?

Comment Re: Might want to reconsider paying the fine... (Score 1) 504

My understanding is 1000 ft above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of less than 2,000 feet;, rotary wing, ultralights and weight-shift controlled can operate lower.unmanned aircraft are not supposed to be operated above 400 ft

Comment Re:Nope... (Score 1) 504

From your link

The rights of landowners over airspace are quite limited; in United States v. Causby et ux.,[79] Justice Douglas reasoned that, should it find in the plaintiff/respondent's favor and accept the "ancient doctrine that at common law ownership of land extend[s] to the periphery of the universe — Cujus est solum ejus est usque ad coelum[,]" "every transcontinental flight would subject the operator to countless trespass suits."Additionally, the Air Commerce Act of 1926 gave the United States government "exclusive sovereignty of airspace of the United States.", Trespass, Trespass to land, Airspace
which doesn't really support your claim.

Comment Re:Nope... (Score 1) 504

Model Aircraft Operations Limits
According to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 as
(1) the aircraft is flown strictly for hobby or recreational use;
(2) the aircraft is operated in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines and within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization;
(3) the aircraft is limited to not more than 55 pounds unless otherwise certified through a design, construction, inspection, flight test, and operational safety program administered by a community-based organization;
(4) the aircraft is operated in a manner that does not interfere with and gives way to any manned aircraft;
(5) when flown within 5 miles of an airport, the operator of the aircraft provides the airport operator and the airport air traffic control towerwith prior notice of the operation; and
(6) the aircraft is flown within visual line sight of the operator.

18 U.S. Code 32 - Destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities
(a) Whoever willfully—
(1) sets fire to, damages, destroys, disables, or wrecks any aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States or any civil aircraft used, operated, or employed in interstate, overseas, or foreign air commerce;
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years or both.

That's potentially quite a bit more than " I might get a civil offense for it. Meh... I can pay the fine". Merideth wanted privacy, well the problem is it took 3 clicks on google to find William H Merideth, 488 Earlywood Way Louisville, KY 40229-4020 , 502-277-1686, punching that address into google Earth we can see his house, his white pickup and red sedan in the driveway, the pool and spa in the backyard that's over-stuffed with clutter and from the looks of the grass back there he's probably more worried about what HOA will say than his daughter's sunbathing; privacy outside is mostly illusion. So this guy thinks it's OK to shoot down remote controlled aircraft to protect his privacy, what's next manned ultralight aircraft, general aviation aircraft?

Comment Re:So What (Score 1) 312

Well, indeed. What's the difference between "a safe space for women" and "a safe space for white supremacists"? And who in their right mind can think it's a good idea to have a DNA profile online? Even if set to private, it's begging to get hacked.

I'm sure that most white supremacists think their background is lily-white and are more than willing to set their profile to public until they learn the embarrassing truth that they got the "uppity" gene from an ancestor that they consider a troglodyte. Nobody in Europe, The Americas or Australia is that pure anything any more.

Comment Re: Who? (Score 3, Informative) 574

(also - the Wailin' Jennys' version of "Old Man" is far superior to Neil Young's own...)

That's because Waylon Jennings can sing in key, in time and his voice doesn't sound like a tomcat being gang-raped; his complaints about the lack of sound quality on streaming services is likely self-delusion. Most of the air play he still gets is due to CanCon regulations.

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